Grain Growers' Guide
Grain Growers' Guide, journal published 1908-28 for Prairie grain growers' associations. In 1928 it became the Country Guide, which is still published by the United Grain Growers in Winnipeg. Editors included E.A. PARTRIDGE, Roderick McKenzie and (1911-35) George Chipman. The Guide advocated educational reform to make rural schools more responsive to change, and it supported the TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, the CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT and the SOCIAL GOSPEL. Its commentators included Nellie MCCLUNG, Irene PARLBY and Violet MCNAUGHTON, prominent leaders of the women's movement. Its commitment to reform made the Guide a major spokesman for the PROGRESSIVE PARTY. During the early 1920s, as the Progressive movement declined, the Guide's commitment to reform waned, and by 1928 it was devoted to rural life, advising farmers on technical problems and providing amusement for rural families. In its day the Guide articulated a western rural view with vigour, style and effectiveness.